SPONSORED: Seven great places to visit in the north-east

Looking for something exciting to do?

We’ve pulled together a list of great places to visit in the north-east this summer.

  1. Circus Extreme

This year a new death-defying and extreme circus is descending on Scotland as part of its European tour. This is a one-of-a-kind performance that has been five years in the making and features some of the most talented performers in the world.

Merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the jam-packed Circus Extreme with show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat, when not falling off it with laughter.

Aberdeen Queens Links, Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 21. Click here for more information. 

2. Malmaison Aberdeen

Malmaison Aberdeen is the vibrant gem of Scotland’s Granite City. The boutique hotel is a stone’s throw from the city centre and boasts 79 rooms and suites with big beds, power showers and creative decor.

Whether you’re visiting for business, a city break or a celebration, the staff would love to welcome you. There’s an abundance of things to do in Aberdeen and the wider area, and the city is one of Scotland’s popular short break destinations.

Click here for more information. 

3. Royal Deeside Railway

Steam and diesel trains run throughout the school holidays on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm.

There’s a historic station and shop on site.

Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes, Banchory by bus stop on main road at Crathes Castle.

Click here for more information. 

4. Stonehaven Open Air Pool

The Stonehaven Open Air Pool

Make the most of the summer sun with a day trip to Stonehaven’s heated open air swimming pool.

They’ve got something for everyone – clean, sparkling seawater heated to a balmy 29 degrees; live music and kids’ entertainers at the weekend; Aqua-Zumba; the Splash Café or just grab a chair and catch a few rays on the pool terraces.

Visit their website for details or on Facebook.

5. Willows Animal Sanctuary

Willows Animal Sanctuary is an amazing three-star Scottish visitor attraction.

There are loads of lovely animals to see, including horses, cats, sheep, goats, cows, rabbits, a llama and many more! The attraction also has a newly revamped coffee shop, wholefoods store and on-site charity shop.

It is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11.30am till 3.30pm.

Click here for more information. 

6. Wynford Farm

There’s fun for the whole family at Wynford Farm Park, no matter the weather!

The Farm Park at Wynford provides amazing family fun, whatever the weather. Say hello to cute animals in the Animal Barn and Paddocks, run wild in the Adventure Playground and Enchanted Forest or get close to scaly friends or feathered pals like the wonderful, talkative Salmon-Crested Cockatoo, Bailey!

The huge soft playframe is a massive hit with kids and parents! Clamber up, whizz down and roll around until your hearts content, whatever you choose, we know you’ll have fun. There’s even an enclosed mini toddler area, just for the little ones.

Click here for more information. 

7. Maryculter House Hotel

Nestled on the banks of the River Dee, Maryculter House is just 10 minutes from the city centre and three minutes from the AWPR. It’s the perfect location for a spot of lunch from the newly-launched “Lite bites” menu.

Click here for more information.